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Bellevue, Erlanger, Boone Officers Complete Basic Training

Thirty law enforcement officers from agencies across the state graduated last week from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.

Three will be serving Northern Kentucky agencies.

The graduates of Class 484 completed 23 weeks of training, which consisted of 923 hours of recruit-level instruction. Major training areas included homeland security, law offenses and procedures, vehicle operations, firearms, investigations, first aid and CPR, patrol procedures, orientation for new law enforcement families and the mechanics of arrest, restraint and control.

Basic training is mandatory for Kentucky law enforcement officers to comply with the state’s Peace Officer Professional Standards Act of 1998. The Department of Criminal Justice Training provides basic training for city and county police officers, sheriffs’ deputies, university police, airport police and others. 

The agency also provides in-service and leadership training for Kentucky law enforcement officers and public safety dispatch training.

Local members of Class 484 are:

Ian R. Kirst, Bellevue Police Department

Paul J. Ritter, V, Erlanger Police Department

John M. Vollett, Boone County Sheriff’s Office

-Staff report